In progress City project

Rathburn Road and Ponytrail Drive Integrated Road Project

This project has been carried out in accordance with the planning principles of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process (October 2000, as amended in 2015). The proposed road improvements fall under ‘Schedule A+’ classification of the MCEA and as such, this project is pre-approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

The preliminary design phase is now complete. Public participation was an important part of the process.

During the planning and preliminary design phases, the City carried out a comprehensive and extensive engagement and consultation program with the community. During the consultation period, the City identified, analyzed, and evaluated alternative solutions in consultation with the public and external agencies. The preferred design alternative was selected based on the comments received from various agencies and members of the community.

The detailed design is currently in progress. Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2023. The detailed design and construction timeline is shown below.

  1. 1
    Preliminary design phase: February 2022 (Completed)

    Complete studies and assessments, carry out public consultation, and elect the preferred design concept.

  2. 2
    Detailed design phase: Spring 2022 to Summer 2023

    Complete field investigations and property acquisitions, secure all required permits and approvals, finalize the design, and prepare the tender ready package.

  3. 3
    Construction phase: Summer 2023 (Commencement)

    Implement the proposed improvements, including pavement rehabilitation and construction of new cycling facilities, pedestrian crossings, drainage infrastructure, noise walls, transit infrastructure, traffic signals and street lighting upgrades and intersection improvements.

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